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Sword of Vermilion

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
74
3.6
Wii
...
...
Windows
...
3.4
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Description

The "cousin" of Sega's RPG Phantasy Star II, Sword of Vermilion is a role-playing game with action combat in a medieval-fantasy setting.

A third-person, top-down perspective is used to move around towns. A first-person view is used for overland travel outside of towns. A third-person side view perspective (a la Double Dragon or Final Fight) is used for the combat sequences.

The player is cast in the role of an ordinary young man who discovers that he is really a prince, and the son of the deceased good King Erik. He is charged with traveling around the land of Excalabria to collect the eight magic Rings of Good, defeating a number of boss enemies on the way to confronting the evil King Tsarkon.

Screenshots

Sword of Vermilion Genesis Intro
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Japanese title screen
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Battle
Sword of Vermilion Windows Temple

Alternate Titles

  • "Vermilion" -- Japanese title
  • "ヴァーミリオン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

"There Can Be Only One!" Genesis MasterMegid (897)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Raze Genesis Mar, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Feb 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 03, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
1UP! Genesis Feb 19, 2014 57 out of 100 57
Legendra Genesis 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameSpot Wii Mar 13, 2007 4.2 out of 10 42
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 15, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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